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Understanding euroscepticism /
Cécile Leconte.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
description
xi, 307 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0230228070 (pbk.), 9780230228078 (pbk.)
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
isbn
0230228070 (pbk.)
9780230228078 (pbk.)
contents note
Machine generated contents note: Introduction -- Why Euroscepticism matters -- Varieties of Euroscepticism -- The Geography of Euroscepticism -- Euroscepticism and Political Elites -- Euroscepticism and National administrations -- Euroscepticism and the media -- Popular Euroscepticism -- Euroscepticism and Civil Society -- Understanding Euroscepticism -- The Future of Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe.
abstract
"This timely text provides a concise and readable assessment of the dynamics, character and consequences of opposition to European integration at all levels from elites and governments through parties and the media to voters and grass roots organizations"--
catalogue key
7316544
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Appeared in Choice on 2011-06-01:
This book is a welcome addition to the literature on contemporary opposition to European integration and the EU. Leconte (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Lille, France) sets the book against the backdrop of recent threats to the EU's political and financial harmony; this new treatment of Euroscepticism is easily acceptable, draws effectively on relevant cross-national data, and boldly proffers arguments about the likely future trajectory of Euroscepticism and EU responses to it. Leconte's first objective is to disentangle the numerous definitions and potentially mistaken assumptions surrounding the concept of Euroscepticism; she achieves this by pulling from works across multiple disciplines. The result is a depiction of Euroscepticism as anything but ignorant, irrational, or advocated exclusively by disaffected groups at society's margins. Among the book's strengths is its effort to capture Euroscepticism's varied manifestations across different groups, namely elites, voters, media, and civil society. Readers may quibble with the author's decision to wait until the ninth of ten chapters to introduce a theoretical perspective to explain Euroscepticism. That choice may well benefit future research on the topic but leaves the preceding chapters without the organizing structure they deserve. That said, this is a solid and rich contribution. Summing Up: Recommended. All readership levels. W. M. Downs Georgia State University
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'[A] considerable achievement… In ten highly reader-friendly chapters (in which the author demonstrates it is possible for an academic to take a scientific look at a highly complex issue without indulging in obscure jargon), Cécile Leconte gives a very convincing and balanced analysis of Euroscepticism…' - Michel Theys, Agence Europe
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This timely text provides a concise and readable assessment of the dynamics, character and consequences of opposition to European integration at all levels from elites and governments through parties and the media to voters and grass roots organisations.
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A broad-ranging assessment of the forces opposing European integration
Main Description
This timely text provides a concise and readable assessment of the dynamics, character and consequences of opposition to European integration at all levels from elites and governments through parties and the media to voters and grass roots organizations.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Why Euroscepticism matters
Varieties of Euroscepticism
The Geography of Euroscepticism
Euroscepticism and Political Elites
Euroscepticism and National administrations
Euroscepticism and the media
Popular Euroscepticism
Euroscepticism and Civil Society
Understanding Euroscepticism
The Future of Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe
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